Want to hear something funny? The director of Road Trip, Old School, and the Starsky & Hutch movie unveiled his new film at the Venice Film Festival. It won the Golden Lion, an award previously bestowed upon awards season heavy-hitters like Brokeback Mountain and Roma. And guess what else? It’s a comic book movie! Want […]Read More The Clown Prince Rises: ‘Joker’ Takes Center Stage
Here’s the thing — I like Batman. I like a guy who puts on a cape and cowl and goes out into the night to fight crime. I like the colorful, often kooky villains who bring mayhem to Gotham City. I’ve heard some say they like Spider-Man because Peter Parker is a nerdy everyman they […]Read More Oh, What A ‘Knight’!: Batman Meets The Bane Of His Existence
I’ve sometimes thought about what would happen if a violent act happened in a movie theater. It’s an incredibly vulnerable place, actually — you go into a dark room with a bunch of strangers, and you all give yourself over to a story. If the movie’s any good, our lives go away for a few […]Read More The Darkest Night.
It’s a brand new year, which means brand new movies. Largely, 2012 promises more of the same — more sequels, more comic book adaptations, more prestigious literary adaptations, more zombies and vampires. But at least a few motion pictures look to break the mold this year.Read More Twenty ’12: The 20 Most Anticipated Films Of 2012
“There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne…”Read More Trailer Trash: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Okay, I know he’s the Dark Knight and all. And The Dark Knight was a reasonably dark film. (Still, perhaps, not as dark as Tim Burton’s entries into the franchise, but nowhere near the excruciating kiddie razzle-dazzle of Batman & Robin, which has aged even more poorly than expected.) Still, the new Dark Knight Rises […]Read More Hey, Batman — Dark Much?